How to find average read length and number of reads in a bam file using samtools in linux?
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How to find average read length and number of reads in a bam file using samtools in linux? I used first samtools stats file.bam | grep "average length" but it never stop running. What is the most efficient way of finding them?

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duplicate of your previous question : Find mean read length of a bam file dataset of reads?

I used first samtools stats file.bam | grep "average length" but it never stop running

what is the size of the bam, how long did you wait ?

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The size is 24661059 and I waited aroun 10 mins

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